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Akers, James Robert

Rank and Name, Fireman First Class James Robert Akers.

Unit/placed in, USS Spence (DD-512) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

 

James was born  on June 23, 1923 in  West Baden Springs, Orange County, Indiana.

 

Father, John H. Akers.

Mother, Mattie (Purkhiser) Akers.

Sister, Marjorie Akers.  

 

James entered  the service from Indiana with service number # 6348736.

 

James was KIA during the typhoon Cobra in the Philippine Sea, when the ship Sunk, on Dec. 18, 1944, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

James is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/512.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

 

USS Spence (DD-512) Destroyer
Location Wreck
James R. Akers
His rank Fireman First Class